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Tseliso Rangaka and the creative future of Ogilvy

10:20 AM (32 Minutes ago) In Focus
Ask Tseliso Rangaka how he got into advertising and you won’t get a typical answer. Born in Rustenburg and educated in Mafikeng, he studied Journalism in Grahamstown. Rangaka was all set. He had a plan. He knew where he was heading. However, just before his final exam, fate intervened in the form of an A5 pamphlet.

AAXO and SAACI join forces

10:02 AM (50 Minutes ago) People on the Move

The Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) and the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) have entered into a strategic partnership which will result in a greater number of benefits for members of both organisations.

Study shows the bigger and brighter an ad, the better

9:51 AM (1 Hour ago) Advertising News

Results of a study by international research agency GfK Starch into advertising effectiveness have shown that full-page and multi-page adverts are significantly more memorable than those which only partially occupy a page in a print newspaper.

Narrative wins top digital award at SA Publication Forum Awards

9:34 AM (1 Hour ago) Awards
The trophy for the Best Digital Publication in the SA Publication Forum Awards was won by specialist content marketer Narrative, for the Jeep digital magazine.

Three youngsters win big arts scholarships

9:31 AM (1 Hour ago) Awards

On Monday, 12 October the 2015 ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships finalists put on a showcase for audience members. Carla Smith, Caleb Heynes and Andiswa Mbolekwa came out on top, each winning an art's undergraduate scholarship.

Pentravel and Cultivate team up for success

9:24 AM (1 Hour ago) New Accounts
Leisure travel specialist, Pentravel, has appointed Cultivate to manage its corporate and brand communications as of Thursday, 1 October.

New opportunities for advertisers in KZN

15:57 PM (18 Hours ago) Advertising News

From the end of October the Durban area will have a new monthly shopper newspaper, the ECHO Shopper. The first editions will have 16 pages and a print run of 100 000, making it KwaZulu-Natal’s largest free newspaper. 

The state of South African radio

15:49 PM (19 Hours ago) Opinion

What is the state of radio in South Africa? Sandra Burger, the business unit manager at The Media Shop says the latest RAMS released in September by the BRC and SAARF indicates that we’re listening to radio one minute less, which is seemingly having an impact on overall listenership trends which are heading south. 

The Cape Town Festival of Beer is back

15:33 PM (19 Hours ago) Entertainment
South Africa’s largest beer festival, the Cape Town Festival of Beer is back in the Mother City at Hamilton’s Rugby club from Friday, 27 to Sunday, 29 November.

3D Brand theatre experiences with Incredible Connection

15:03 PM (19 Hours ago) Design News
Microsoft’s Windows 10 is the first step to an era of more personal computing. In an advertising campaign themed ‘Do Great Things’, Primedia Unlimited’s in-store advertising specialists, Fashion Media, ran a one-month campaign in 70 Incredible Connection stores around the country.    

The ITWeb Social Business Summit welcomes an international expert

14:48 PM (20 Hours ago) Social Media News

Forbes Top 50 Social Media Influencer, social business expert and author Neal Schaffer has been announced as the keynote speaker at ITWeb’s Social Business Summit on Thursday, 15 October.

Media24 journalists honoured at Vodacom’s Regional Awards

14:48 PM (20 Hours ago) Awards
Media24 journalists shone at Vodacom’s Regional Awards in KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape recently.

Turning till slips into cash with SNAPnSAVE

14:45 PM (20 Hours ago) Marketing News
Locally developed, and recently launched, SNAPnSAVE is a free mobile and web application that pays shoppers cash simply for snapping their till slip.

Street Smart Media hits the outdoors in Cape Town

14:34 PM (20 Hours ago) Advertising News
Provantage Media Group’s Street Smart Media offers advertisers the opportunity to expose their brands on commuter shelters within the Cape Town city bowl and outlying areas. 

Winners of SOLVE Search for New Talent 2015 unveiled

14:30 PM (20 Hours ago) Media News
SOLVE offers young designers a platform from which to showcase their talents and to show the design community what work they are capable of producing. 

The First Lady of Sports joins TLC’s Next Great Presenter: Boot Camp

14:16 PM (20 Hours ago) Media News
Award winning South African sports television presenter and MC, Carol Tshabalala, also known as The First Lady of Sports, will form part of TLC’s Next Great Presenter: Boot Camp judging panel taking place on Tuesday, 13 October and Wednesday, 14 October.

Waiter’s compete to raise funds for Movember

14:11 PM (20 Hours ago) CSI
The Cape Town Waiters’ Race is a not-to-be-missed event on the mother city’s Movember calendar. Now in its third year, and organised by The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, it will take place on Saturday, 7 November from 09:00 to 13:00 on the sports field of Camps Bay High School.

Meet the president of PR

14:05 PM (20 Hours ago) In Focus

According to PRISA president, Lorraine van Schalkwyk APR, building a strong relationship relies on two things; positive intentions and integrity. With a career that spans over 27 years, she has carried out this conduct within every nook of the industry, earning her a strong reputation in leadership, management and communication.

M-Net's My Story returns to SA screens

12:48 PM (22 Hours ago) Media News
Good news for fans of M-Net’s documentary series, My Story, is that the show is back with five extra episodes, commencing every Tuesday night at 19:30 from 13 October. 

Dutch band, BZN, announces SA tour

12:39 PM (22 Hours ago) Entertainment
If you were raised on South African soil, chances are you have fond memories of dancing to Yeppa during your youth and still blast BZN at braais after a few glasses of wine. This October and November, bring your nostalgia to life and see BZN live in SA, with original members Anny Schilder and Jan Keizer.

Disaronno teams up with Roberto Cavalli

12:03 PM (22 Hours ago) Design News
Disaronno, the Italian liqueur, is back this holiday season with a unique new look designed by Roberto Cavalli. The luxury brand has dressed the iconic bottle in the bold, vibrant and colourful style, for which it is famous throughout the world. launches mobile shopping app

11:44 AM (23 Hours ago) Marketing News
Stop what you’re pretending to do and go to the app store: has released a shopping app that digital natives will take to like ducks to … whatever it is ducks take to in the @ducksofdisneyland Instagram account. Seriously, it’s a thing. 

African artist to exhibit in Paris

11:36 AM (23 Hours ago) Media News
Ronald Muchatuta, a Zimbabwean-born contemporary artist currently residing in Cape Town, has been invited to exhibit one of his latest series of paintings titled The Owners of the Lake at the African Art Fair 2015 in Paris from Thursday, 15 October to Sunday, 18 October.

Tuluver hoax helps plight of the vulture

10:52 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
BirdLife South Africa announced a recently discovered, rare and exceptionally beautiful species of scavenging bird, and offered a stunning visual of the enchanting Tuluver.

Miss SA cracks open her piggy bank to help others

10:23 AM (Yesterday) CSI
Miss South Africa, Liesl Laurie, knows what it’s like to be in need and is fulfilling the promise she made at the beginning of her reign – to make a difference, and to help those in need. 

New AMPS data shows relative stability

9:45 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
The second-last installment of SAARF’s All Media and Products Survey (SAARF AMPS), the country’s largest national survey after the Census, has been released.

Metro FM presents the Black Coffee Block Party

9:05 AM (Yesterday) Events
Black Coffee and Metro FM are blocking off Mary Fitzgerald Square for one day of non-stop entertainment. On Saturday, 12 December, South African house, urban and hip-hop artists will recreate that old school block party energy at the Metro FM presents Black Coffee Block Party.

AKA wins big in America

8:43 AM (Yesterday) Awards
The #3RDWRLDBOSS, #SUPAMEGA, AKA, added two more accolades to his resume on Saturday, 10 October, when he won Best Male Southern Africa and Best Collaboration for his single, All Eyes On Me, at the 2015 African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) which took place in Dallas, Texas.

Creating a Society fit for social media

14:59 PM (3 Days ago) In Focus
Dan Pinch has been in social media for a long time. In fact, he was in social media before it even became a thing. “I remember having a careers conversation in my last year of school where I said I wanted to be the person who wrote content for websites.” Back then it wasn’t even considered a proper career.

Airport Ads awarded rights to advertise at Lanseria

14:09 PM (3 Days ago) Advertising News
Airport Ads, a division of the out of home company Provantage Media Group, have been awarded the rights for advertising opportunities within the Lanseria International Airport precinct.

Primedia Lifestyle win big at Footprint Awards

13:36 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
Recognising exceptional shopping centre marketing, innovation and creative achievements, the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) has awarded Primedia Lifestyle (PL) 17 of its Footprint Awards

Annual AdFocus Awards finalists announced

12:23 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
With seven weeks to go until the winners are announced, the Annual AdFocus Awards finalists have been named. 

Trend Report: Baking flops, Cape Town rules and Instagram ads

12:23 PM (3 Days ago) Trending
Another week, another trend report. Following on from last week’s report, a lot has happened. A TV series flopped before it started, Cape Town laws dominated South African Twitter, and Instagram is now embracing advertising.

Brainstorming, but better

12:08 PM (3 Days ago) Editorial Desk
The internet disintegrates borders, it makes ideas global and it gives brands the chance to acquire and monetise insights from people who aren’t necessarily a part of the organisation. All these possibilities are labelled as co-creation; the involvement of a wide community of people in the ideation phase of new ventures. 

MEC partnering with eDEAF to change three students’ lives

8:46 AM (4 Days ago) CSI
MEC’s motto is 'Don’t just live, thrive!' -  and in this spirit, MEC partnered with eDEAF to make a significant change to the lives of three students through the sponsorship of their training.

Entries for 2016 Bookmark Awards are now open

8:36 AM (4 Days ago) Awards
Entries for the 2016 Bookmark Awards are now open. This follows a collaborative process of inviting the industry to comment on the revised entry categories for the 2016 Bookmark Awards and finalising the categories earlier this month.

Grant Hinds: For the love of YouTube

8:30 AM (4 Days ago) In Focus
Grant Hinds has not only made geeking out with friends cool, he’s made a profession out of it. The bespeckled and currently pink-haired gaming enthusiast is the owner of one of the few South African YouTube channels that has over one million views. And he’s doing it all for the love of games.

Value adder: Kirsten Clarke

8:11 AM (4 Days ago) Interviews

An honours degree in business science and experience across the marketing industry made Kirsten Clarke an obvious choice for Added Value’s South African project manager.

Gigi Lamayne drops #LOLO single as free download

7:05 AM (4 Days ago) Entertainment
Four-time South African Hip Hop Award winner, Gigi Lamayne, has just released her #LOLO single as a free download. The #LOLO download comes by popular demand from Gigi Lamayne's successful #IronLady freestyle series released in August this year in light of Women’s Month. 

Cancer Dojo founder opens global oncology conference

6:57 AM (4 Days ago) Publicity News
When Conn Bertish beat cancer in 2013, he began a process to launch a global cancer fighting platform – Cancer Dojo, which aims to empower people facing cancer with the tools and techniques shown to strengthen the human immune system and ultimately enable a more positive cancer outcome. 

Two thirds of the country are addicted to their phones

15:03 PM (4 Days ago) Marketing News

In a recent study by smart device repair specialists’ iFix, two-thirds of South Africans admitted to being addicted to their phones and more than a third said they would miss their phone more than their partners if they were separated.

Ambi Pur turns #SmellytoSmiley at Taste of Joburg

14:23 PM (4 Days ago) Marketing News

Ambi Pur set out to demonstrate how its range not only masks but truly eliminates some of South Africa’s worst household odours turning homes from #SmellytoSmiley.

Catch The Great South African Bake Off, for real this time

13:39 PM (4 Days ago) Entertainment
Twelve amateur bakers are put through their baking paces by judges Shirley Guy and Tjaart Walraven in this delayed inaugural episode of BBC Lifestyle’s first series of The Great South African Bake Off.  

DJ Sabby drops his new single

13:26 PM (4 Days ago) Entertainment
YFM’s DJ Sabby officially released his new single, Inghudu, which he hopes will resonate with people who are able to relate to the content.

Ster-Kinekor Theatres’ Vision Mission commemorates World Sight Day

13:15 PM (4 Days ago) CSI
To kick off Eye Care Awareness month, Ster-Kinekor Theatres’ flagship CSI programme Vision Mission will host a special screening of the animated film Hotel Transylvania 2, at CapeGate Mall in Brackenfell, Cape Town. 

Tuluntulu app to reach all of Africa

12:10 PM (4 Days ago) Media News

SABC Education has teamed up with Tuluntulu and launched a new 24/7 TV app aimed at mobile phones and tablets across Africa.

Red & Yellow introduces its National Certificate in Advertising

11:53 AM (4 Days ago) Advertising News
The Red & Yellow School is on a mission to produce 100 000 graduates by 2020, ensuring both the growth of education and real transformation in the Advertising industry through world class, relevant education and training. 

A creative local launch that garnered likes

11:25 AM (4 Days ago) Publicity News

Jonsson Workwear looked at strong women for inspiration as they launched a women’s clothing line including corporate wear. Working with Threesixoh and the Golden Lions Rugby Union, Jonsson Workwear launched the range before a rugby game.

How to get ahead in Africa

11:19 AM (4 Days ago) Opinion
What makes a strong and effective African network? The number of partnerships that have been established with local agency businesses in Nigeria, Kenya or Ghana? The number of agencies acquired in Zambia, Zimbabwe or Botswana? Or the long list of agency contacts in multiple African cities? Graham Cruikshanks, TBWA \ Africa’s director of Africa operations, answers these questions.

Movember encourages men to shape their own experience

10:34 AM (5 Days ago) CSI
The Movember Foundation is fighting for men to live happier, healthier and longer lives by shaping the landscape for male specific diseases through research and survivorship programmes. 
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